Award Categories - Business Women Scotland
Board Member of the Year

Board Member of the Year

This award recognises the contribution of a woman on the Board of Directors or Trustees. This can be for a business, social enterprise or charity.

Business Growth of the Year

Business Growth of the Year

This award celebrates a woman who has made an impact with Scotland’s highest performing companies and recognises those that have exceeded initial targets for growth and financial performance.

 Business Partner of the Year

Business Partner of the Year

This award celebrates those women who work to support businesses and may not always get the recognition they deserve. We are looking for entries from managers from the fields of Administration, HR, Finance, Sales and IT.

Business Woman of the Year

Business Woman of the Year

This award recognises a woman who has made an outstanding impact on the business landscape in Scotland. Overcoming challenges and adversity to build a successful business or community enterprise and providing inspirations for others including the next generation of business women.

Established Business of the Year

Established Business of the Year

This award celebrates Scotland’s highest performing companies and recognises those that have truly established themselves as a force within the Scottish economy. It recognises the companies who have best demonstrated an understanding of their competitors, customers, and markets they operate in; and have the foundations in place for continued commercial success.

 Inspirational Woman of the Year

Inspirational Woman of the Year

This award recognises a woman who has made an outstanding impact on the business landscape in Scotland. The nominee should be someone who is both inspirational and a role model for other women. This award is for a woman who has made a difference in both the business ecosystem within Scotland and also the charity/social enterprise/education sector.

Resilient Woman of the Year

Resilient Woman of the Year

This is a new category for the 2020 awards and recognises the difficulties that have been faced this year. We are looking to celebrate business leaders or employees who, faced with these challenges, were innovative and/or placed their business within the heart of the community.

Rising Star Award

Rising Star Award

This award is for marking the achievements of women putting their own stamp on existing business approaches and practices and disrupting the status quo.

Social Impact of the Year

Social Impact of the Year

This award is open to women leading the change in business by playing a crucial role within society. We want to recognise the difference their work is making to the wider community. This category is open to businesses, charities and third sector organisations.

Social Media Campaign of the Year

Social Media Campaign of the Year

This award is for a female-led social media campaign which demonstrated an in-depth understanding of the industry and the importance of online communication within it to encourage growth and innovation for the business and customers.

Sole Trader of the Year

Sole Trader of the Year

This award is for marking the achievements of women blazing a business trail within the huge sole trader segment of the business base.

Start-up Business of the Year

Start-up Business of the Year

This award celebrates the entrepreneurial aptitude, vision, ambition, drive and commercial acumen to build a successful enterprise from start-up.

Book your Tickets

Ticket price includes access to the entire online event including networking. Prior to the event you will
receive a complimentary BWS Award box containing a miniature bottle of prosecco, some snacks courtesy
of Nudie Snacks, a Beauty Kitchen product, cuticle oil from last years award winner Naf Salon and an award programme.

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